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David Harris

Professor of Accounting
Director, George E. Bennett Center for Accounting

315-443-3362
Room: 621
dgharris@syr.edu

Ph D, University of Michigan (Business)


Research Topics

  • Federal taxes
  • Effects of taxes on business
  • Financial disclosure/market evaluation

Professor Harris teaches courses in federal income taxation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Professor Harris conducts research on the effects of taxation on business decisions and on the interaction between firms' financial disclosures and markets' evaluations of their values. He earned the American Taxation Association Outstanding Manuscript Award, 1995-96, for his research.

Selected Publications

  • "Bilateral implicit taxes and anti-competitive banking regulation", Journal of the American Taxation Association, 31(2), 45-73, 2009 Harris, D., Kilic, E.
  • "Evidence that investors trade on private event-period information around earnings announcements", Accounting Review, 80(2), 403-421, 2005 Barron, O., Harris, D., Stanford, M.
  • "Federal tax legislation as an implicit contracting cost benchmark: The definition of excessive executive compensation", Accounting Review, 77(4), 997-1018, 2002 Harris, D., Livingstone, J.
  • "Intra-group, interstate strategic income management for tax, financial reporting, and regulatory purposes", Accounting Review, 76(4), 515-536, 2001 Beatty, A., Harris, D.
  • "The effects of Taxes, agency costs and information asymmetry on earnings management: A comparison of public and private firms", Review of Accounting Studies, 4(3-4), 299-326, 1999 Beatty, A., Harris, D.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award - 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Associatio (2013)
  • Whitman Research Fellow - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (2008)
  • Outstanding Research Award - Syracuse University Department of Accounting (2002)
  • University of Michigan Paton Fellow - University of Michigan (1999)
  • Outstanding Manuscript Award - American Taxation Association (1996)
  • Deloitte & Touche Doctoral Fellow - Deloitte & Touche (1992)
  • Big 10 Doctoral Consortium Fellow - Big 10 (1991)
  • American Accounting Association Scholarship - American Accounting Association (1989)